The Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners Investment Programme 2017 – 2021 is now open for applications. The programme will be funded through National Lottery investment and aims to prioritise investment in governing bodies of sport to deliver strategic objectives identified within Sport Northern Ireland’s Corporate Plan. These aim to increase sports participation within a structured environment and improve sporting performances by NI athletes in international competition.
The Sporting Clubs/Sporting Winners Investment Programme comprises of three strands:
Strand 1 – Effective Organisations (mandatory for all organisations).
Strand 2 – Sporting Clubs which aims to enable more people to develop and reach their sporting goals through a structured environment.
Strand 3 – Sporting Winners which aims to help more Northern Ireland athletes to win at the highest level.
Organisations must provide information under the Effective Organisations Strand of the Programme and may then decide to make a submission under either or both Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners.
All potential applicants will be expected to have in place:
The deadline for submission is 4.00pm on Friday 2 September 2016. It is anticipated that investment decisions will be communicated to successful applicants on Wednesday 14 December 2016.
Organisations must complete an Expression of Interest to indicate which strands they intend to apply within and who the lead contact for these is. Once the Expression of Interest is received, submission templates will be sent by email to the lead contact within each strand, for completion.
Complete an Expression of Interest
A read only copy of all templates is attached below for you to view along with the Guidance Document. These cannot be completed as they are read only and must be requested through completion of the Expression of Interest. Sport Northern Ireland will only accept submission of the official templates before the closing date and recommends you carefully read the guidance notes before completing the templates.
Clinics to clarify the context and processes involved in the investment process will be available on specific dates throughout June, July and August. Dates and venues are outlined within the Guidance Document below.
Please click here to see the video of the first clinic which covered each of the strands within the Sporting Clubs Sporting Winners Investment.
Responses to frequently asked questions raised through e-mail or at the available clinics can be viewed by click here, these will be updated reguarly during the submission period.
For further information on Sporting Clubs and Sporting Winners please contact: